DAILY BREAD: A DEVOTIONAL FOR THE CHILDREN*
Eastern Nigeria Union Conference Children’s Ministries Department
Saturday, March 18, 2023
*TOPIC: BEAUTIFUL MANSIONS FOR EVERYONE*
“ _Let not your hearts be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me, in my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am there you may be also” John 14:1-3_
Before the death of Christ, He told His disciples the purpose of his ministry the earth. He told them that He will be going away to where they do not know.
However, they kept pondering over the meaning of those words. But Jesus, strongly affirms that He was going to His Father’s house where He would prepare mansions for us; after which He would come again and receive us unto Himself and their we will spend a 1000- years holidays with Him.
This great promise is for everyone and we need to go share it all around us. To restore hope and comfort to the people that after everything is done here, Jesus will come back, some day soon, to take us home to the beautiful mansions which He is preparing now for us in heaven. What a glorious promise? The bible tells us that there will be no more death, sorrow, sickness, weeping, disappointments, etc. in heaven. It will be only be joy and happiness with Jesus.
When Thomas asked Jesus to show them the way to heaven where He was going, Jesus responded,” I am the way, the truth and the life, no man comes unto the Father but my me”. Jesus is the only way that can take us to the Father. Personal efforts cannot do much. Do you desire to know the way to the heavenly mansions? Christ is the only way. Make Him your best friend today.
• Are you ready to go to heaven with Jesus anytime He comes?
• What are the things that you think would stop you from going to heaven if He comes now? Are you ready to leave them now?
Somewhere in outer space, Jesus has prepared a place for those who trust him and obey, Jesus will come again and though we don’t know when, the countdown getting lower every day.
Ten and nine, eight and seven, six and five and four, call upon the savior while you may, three and two coming through the clouds in bright array, the countdown is getting lower every day.
Gracious Father, we praise you for your wonderful plan for us. Thank you Lord for the promise of your second coming to receive us to your home in heaven. May You help us to follow the true way to reach You, the Father and the beautiful home prepared for us above. We pray with thanks through the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.